You know those dishes where only half of it actually reaches the table…because you kept taking a taste? Ya. These Parmesan Creamed Onions gets filed in that category. I loved this dish so much, I made it three nights in a row.
There’s a million and one ways to cook an onion, all of which bring out the natural goodness of this vegetable. Onions are already packed with great flavor, but roasting them brings out the natural sugars. As they bake, the begin to caramelize, releasing an irresistible sweetness that’s almost savory. Now, to make the onions become something even more special, we top them with a cream sauce (heavy cream, a little butter, and some seasonings), pour it over the top and bake. The sweetness of the onion combined with a savory cream sauce is a match made in food heaven.
Roasting onions takes away some of that oniony bite and turns it into a savory sweetness that goes well with just about any protein you can think of, like roasted chicken, or pork; this is a side dish that is sure to compliment the main meal. An added benefit here is that adding a cheesy creamy topping takes this up a notch; the onions become a little more substantial, making this an unforgettable side dish.
4 large Sweet Onions, peeled and then sliced ½ inch thick
3 tbsp extra virgin Olive Oil
1 cup heavy cream
¼ cup white wine
¼ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
Salt and Pepper (to taste)
Preheat to 375* Carefully place the onions into a parchment lined baking dish
Be sure to not separate the onions
Drizzle with the Olive Oil And season with the salt and pepper
While the onions are in the oven place the heavy cream and white wine into a saucepan on the stove
Heat until the cream begins to simmer, once it simmers around the edges completely, remove from the heat and set to the side
Remove the onions from the oven and carefully set them into a baking dish while continuing to keep the rings intact and together.
Slowly pour the cream mixture over the onions and sprinkle with the parmesan cheese
Cover the baking dish tightly with foil and return to the oven
Bake for another 20 minutes, then remove the foil carefully and roast for another 5 minutes
Remove from the oven when the onions have begun to brown and caramelize.